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What is that lovely smell outside?


What is that lovely smell outside?

Peacock Orchid
It was originally described as Acidanthera bicolor but it is now named Gladiolus murielae
I forgot about it and was not sure what I planted with tall, sword-like foliage which provided vertical interest on the deck for most of the spring and summer.... but not flowers. They just opened and I am happy to see them.



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These are lovely Klahanie. I used to have some but they didn’t survive after their first year.

31 Aug, 2023

 

Sheila, I am sorry to hear that they did not survive. I have them in the pot on the deck.
Maybe, when you get opportunity, you could try again? I think they bloom at the right time when some of my other plants are winding down. To my eyes they look very elegant.
Quite tall....I would say about 3'.

1 Sep, 2023

 

Also love these but they disappeared after first flowering.

1 Sep, 2023

 

Yours too Julia? That is interestng. We all have some plants with that behaviour don't we.?

2 Sep, 2023

 

Lovely flower to have.

2 Sep, 2023

 

Thank you Linda. I specially like that they are late bloomers. I completely forgot about them so it was a nice surprise.

2 Sep, 2023

 

I do love these. Klahanie. They are such attractive flowers, a pretty addition. I have to agree, very elegant!

3 Sep, 2023

 

Thank you Kate . I hope they will surprise me next year also. Right now I enjoy their lovely smell. They are close to our "dinning table" outside and the weather here is still decent to eat and sit outside.

3 Sep, 2023

 

Aren't they fabulous. I didn't realize they had a scent Klahanie, I grew some a couple of years ago, they didn't come again though. I do love the shape of the flowers..

12 Sep, 2023

 

Mine has very strong smell Janey. Gardenia like. I am sorry to hear that yours is gone. I hope my will survive and bloom again next fall.

12 Sep, 2023

 

I hope yours do too. I think it probably was the cold and wet in the winter which rotted the corms

13 Sep, 2023



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